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Conservatives set to win overall majority in UK general election

Conservatives set to win overall majority in UK general election

By Dhanjay Deo
Friday 13/12/2019
Boris Johnson and Tories predicted to win majority. [image:BBC]

The Conservatives are set to win an overall majority of 86 in the UK general election, according to an exit poll.

According to BBC, the survey taken at UK polling stations suggests the Tories will get 368 MPs - 50 more than at the 2017 election - when all the results have been counted.

Labour would get 191, the Liberal Democrats 13, the Brexit Party none and the SNP 55.

The Green Party will still have one MP and Plaid Cymru will lose one seat for a total of three, the survey suggests.

The first general election results are due before midnight, with the final total expected to be known by tomorrow.

In the exit poll, voters are asked to fill in a mock ballot paper as they leave the polling station indicating how they have just voted.

Exit polls have proved to be very accurate in recent years. In 2017 it correctly predicted a hung Parliament, with no overall winner, and in 2015 it predicted the Conservatives would be the largest party.

If the exit poll is correct, and Boris Johnson has secured a majority, then he will have the backing of MPs on the green benches behind him to take UK out of the European Union next month.

[Source: BBC]

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